Ahead of Thursday’s GDI Amsterdam conference, set to be one of the biggest days in the dating industry calendar, revisit last year’s GDI interview with speaker & Venntro CEO Ross Williams.
Filmed last July, the exclusive interview was released as the founder launched Venntro Media Group as a Match Group-style umbrella company, built to house a number of old, new and future properties.
Almost a year on, Venntro has had a very strong 2016, seeing a 53% increase in the number of new paying subscribers across its portfolio in January, and announcing that its successful transition of dating product Smooch.com to a paid site pushed its WooWise dating division’s EBITDA up by 279%.
Earlier this year, the dating brand also launched SomethingSerious.com, a new site for daters tired of the repetitive and casual nature of many dating apps, as well as Instagram-focused “meaningful” dating app Jiko, which recently hit 1m swipes after just two months.
And the company’s founder and CEO, Ross Williams will be speaking at the event next month, giving a talk about founding an $80m/year company and almost losing it all in seven days.
We are also delighted to welcome Venntro as a silver sponsor of the conference, which takes place this Thursday 12th May at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam.
Check out the full GDI video interview with Ross Williams below: